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Care Level: Easy
Color: Blue, Brown, Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
Max Size: 8"
Minimum Tank Size: 75 Gallons
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Reef Safe: Yes
Scientific Name: Acanthurus Pyroferus
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive


Acanthurus pyroferus is a species of fish in the family Acanthuridae, the unicornfishes and tangs. Its common names include chocolate surgeonfish, mimic surgeonfish, orange-gilled surgeonfish, Pacific mimic surgeon, and yellowspot surgeon.

This fish can be found in the Indo-Pacific, excluding Hawaii. It lives primarily around steep, shallow slopes near the coast with clear sand and corals. It reaches 25 centimeters in length.

Its diet consists of meaty foods, as well as herbivorous marine seaweed and algae.